Funding for the victim and witness voluntary sector
On Friday 28th January 2011, the Justice Secretary announced that vulnerable victims of crime will be helped by £29.4 million of dedicated funding over the next three years. The money will be used to support the most seriously affected, vulnerable and persistently targeted victims and witnesses.
Further information on each of the funds, including eligibility criteria and application forms, can be found online: www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/victim-witness-support-funding.htm.
The funding is divided into the following discrete streams:
Rape Support Fund
To ensure those traumatised by rape and sexual violence receive the specialist support they need. Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victim and Witness General Fund
Intended to enable voluntary organisations to continue to support victims and witnesses in a period of financial uncertainty and to enable the sector to retain frontline services and build capacity. Enquiries to: email@example.com.
The Homicide Fund
Open to organisations that provide support to those bereaved by murder and manslaughter and will fund successful organisations for one year, pending the outcome of the Victims’ Commissioner’s report. Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.